Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS encouragement card on which I combined a Memory Box die and Essentials by Ellen supplies.
I cut the Memory Box Country Landscape from Canson XL Watercolor Paper, which I had colored with Distress Inks. For the green, I combined the Distress Oxide Peeled Paint with Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough. I also colored a small strip of the Canson XL Watercolor Paper with Fired Brick. I cut a house and small heart from the red paper with dies in the Home & Hearth set. I used the same set to cut a tree from green paper. I assembled the house and added it to the landscape.
For the background, I smooshed Distress Oxide Broken China on to the Canson XL Watercolor Paper. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from Up the Happy with VersaFine Ink.
I used a Lil’ Inker square die to cut the panels; however, the card is not square. I found that I needed more room vertically, so the card is 4 1/4″ wide by 4 1/2″ tall.
Supplies: Memory Box Country Landscape
Hello! Today, I’m sharing a square, CAS, summer-themed card featuring supplies from Taylored Expressions.
Yes, I have been making a lot of square cards lately! I have also been trying to use more of my patterned paper (of which I have quite a lot). The patterned paper on this card is from Echo Park.
I stamped the Tropical Trio Stamp & Die Combo sentiment directly on the background paper. I added a surf board from On the Road – Surf Bus to the top of the assembled On the Road – Beetle. The palm is cut with the Build a Scene – Tropical set.
Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS “Hello” card featuring a combination of Penny Black dies including 51-303 Build a House.
I used the patterned paper (most, if not all is Simple Stories) as the starting point for the feel of the card, which I wanted to be woodsy and cozy – a cabin in the woods. After assembling the cabin, I added a sentiment cut with a die in the 51-040 Hello Frame set, a cloud cut with the smallest die in the 51-033 Silver Linings set, and trees cut with the 51-273 Tall Trees set.
Most of the solid color cardstock is Stampin’ Up. I cut the background with a 4 1/4″ square die from Lil’ Inker Designs.
Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS, tropical-themed card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn.
The crab and palms were cut with dies in the Palm Trees set. I heat-embossed the sentiment from Hello Baby on a sand dune (I really like the simplicity of the typeface of this sentiment), cut with a die in the Stitched Hillside Border set. I primarily used Stampin’ Up cardstock, although I pulled out Memory Box cardstock for the palm fronds, as the other green cardstock I tried didn’t provide enough punch (I get obsessed with green cardstock shades/tints on a regular basis!). I cut the background with a 4 1/4″ square die from Lil’ Inker Designs.
Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS, nautical-themed card featuring supplies from My Favorite Things.
I have had the Hot Cocoa Cups in my die collection for a while now (purchased for a winter-themed project) and thought it would be fun to turn them into nautical-themed coffee cups. The standalone anchor die in the recently released You Float My Boat die set fits perfectly!
I stamped the sentiment from the You Float My Boat stamp set with a navy ink from Impress Stamps. To add subtle texture behind the mugs, I added embossing paste using the Tim Holtz Faded Dots Stencil. The patterned paper is from the Carta Bella Ahoy There paper pad (released several years ago).
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I’m re-sharing personalized holiday items for the home using one of the items on the retirement list. I created Thanksgiving and Christmas napkin rings with our family’s initials and the Napkin Ring die set.
Hello and Happy July! Today, I’m sharing a CAS “just because” card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn.
I had more layers on my design originally (I was planning to heat-emboss the sentiment on a strip of green grass), but decided I was just cluttering up the card (plus I wasn’t using green anywhere else).
Hello! Today, I’m sharing a bold, summer-themed, CAS card created with Penny Black stamps and dies.
I die-cut the larger blooms using one of the dies in the 51-262 Poinsettia Bough set (I used this die set on holiday cards shown here and here). The smaller bloom was cut with a die in the 51-050 Tweet Things set and the greenery with the 51-119 Flower Frolic die.
I heat-embossed one of the sentiments in the 30-418 Stitched Flowers set on black cardstock. To finish, I added butterflies cut with a die in the 51-132 Flights of Fancy. The background is a subtle woodgrain patterned paper. All of the colored cardstock is from Stampin’ Up.
Hello! Today, I’m sharing another CAS patriotic card featuring the Simply Said – 4th of July set. I used the other sentiments in the stamp set on this card and this card.
I heat-embossed the sentiment and added die-cut embellishments cut with the Little Bits – Firework and Little Bits – Patriotic Confetti sets. I added texture with the Fireworks embossing folder. The patterned paper is from a Carta Bella Ahoy There paper pad (released several years ago).
Hello! Today, I’m sharing two CAS cards featuring the fun and versatile Lawn Fawn Narwhal and Friends die set.
For my first card, I drew inspiration from the movie poster for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. In the movie, Bill Murray’s character, Steve Zissou, wears a red beanie hat. I created a beanie-wearing sea lion with the die set and heat-embossed a sentiment from the Mermaid for You set on the die-cut wave.
For my second card, I created an Orca whale with the die set and added a Seattle Skyline (die purchased at Impress) to the background.
I cut the sentiment with the Cole’s ABCs set.
Supplies: Stampin’ Up cardstock